Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 34 98
Rank change year-on-year -3 +64 -19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 50 149 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 4.19% 5.28% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.15% 34.65% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 101 49
Median daily rate £445 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% -10.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £328 £363 £407
90th Percentile £900 £625 £649
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £52.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.54% - -
North West median hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +42.86% -18.13%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 207 430 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.37% 15.23% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 272 259
Median daily rate £440 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £174 £238 £181
90th Percentile £615 £625 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.67 £25.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.09% +1.80% +78.20%
10th Percentile £15.57 £16.40 £12.40
90th Percentile £27.88 £42.50 £34.40
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +9.86% +1.43% -12.50%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 1 £250 -
Cheadle - 1 £522 -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 50 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) Public Sector
3 11 (22.00%) Java
4 8 (16.00%) Oracle
4 8 (16.00%) AWS
5 7 (14.00%) Office 365
5 7 (14.00%) MySQL
6 6 (12.00%) JIRA
7 5 (10.00%) Web Development
7 5 (10.00%) TDD
7 5 (10.00%) Scrum
7 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.00%) Unix
7 5 (10.00%) BDD
7 5 (10.00%) Azure
7 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (10.00%) Gherkin
7 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (10.00%) Docker
7 5 (10.00%) User Experience
7 5 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (8.00%) Front End Development
8 4 (8.00%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.00%) Pentaho
8 4 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (8.00%) ETL
8 4 (8.00%) JavaScript

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.00%) Confluence
1 3 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) AWS
2 7 (14.00%) Office 365
3 5 (10.00%) Azure
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.00%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (2.00%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.00%) IaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Skype
2 2 (4.00%) DNS
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) WAN
2 2 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) 4G
3 1 (2.00%) BGP
3 1 (2.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) IPv4
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.00%) OSPF
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) MySQL
2 4 (8.00%) Pentaho
2 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) Big Data
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) JIRA
2 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.00%) Subversion
4 2 (4.00%) Artifactory
4 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (2.00%) GitLab
5 1 (2.00%) Grunt
5 1 (2.00%) gulp
5 1 (2.00%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.00%) JMeter
5 1 (2.00%) JUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Mocha
5 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.00%) Selenium
5 1 (2.00%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (26.00%) Public Sector
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.00%) Local Government
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Developer
2 4 (8.00%) Analyst
2 4 (8.00%) Architect
2 4 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (8.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Consultant
3 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Business Consultant
4 2 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) IT Support
4 2 (4.00%) Pentaho Developer
4 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) HR Analyst
5 1 (2.00%) iOS Android Developer
5 1 (2.00%) Java Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.00%) CSS
2 4 (8.00%) jQuery
3 3 (6.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) HTML5
3 3 (6.00%) Kafka
3 3 (6.00%) Sass
4 2 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (4.00%) Node.js
4 2 (4.00%) Sensu
5 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.00%) Middleware
5 1 (2.00%) Mustache
5 1 (2.00%) REST
5 1 (2.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) Spring
5 1 (2.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.00%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (6.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Unix
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) Android
4 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (2.00%) VME
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.00%) BDD
2 5 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (10.00%) Scrum
2 5 (10.00%) TDD
2 5 (10.00%) Web Development
3 4 (8.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (8.00%) ETL
3 4 (8.00%) Front End Development
3 4 (8.00%) Migration
3 4 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (8.00%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (8.00%) Web Design
4 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (6.00%) Information Security
4 3 (6.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) Java
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.00%) Java 8
3 2 (4.00%) Python
3 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.00%) Apple Swift
4 1 (2.00%) COBOL
4 1 (2.00%) Kotlin
4 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.00%) CCNP
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) PMO
1 3 (6.00%) QA
1 3 (6.00%) WCAG
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.00%) vSphere
2 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Ansible
1 3 (6.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (6.00%) Terraform
2 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
2 2 (4.00%) Uchiwa
3 1 (2.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.00%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (2.00%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) Meraki
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) F5
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) ICL
5 1 (2.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (2.00%) McAfee
5 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.00%) VMware